China's Post-Jiang Leadership Succession: Problems and Perspectives

The lack of institutionalization around China's leadership succession was brought into focus again in the run-up to the 16th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, and the widespread speculation on the final leadership line-up. The essays in this volume take a more analytical approach. This book first looks at the political structures of leadership transition in China, and secondly, seeks to understand the real and potential problems that China's younger, fourth-generation leaders will have to grapple with as they take over the reigns of power.